Krebs tracks alleged Target credit card sellers through cyberspace, turns down bribe

Brian Krebs connects the dots and spins an amazing tale about a hacker who he things is involved in selling the stolen Target credit cards.  And, he says, someone offered him $10,000 not to print it.

Using a combination of deep searches, cached versions of websites, and his own archives of underground chats, Krebs tracks a hacker who identifies himself as “Rescator” through cyberspace. Really, you should just read the story for yourself — it reads like a novel.

Also, see my most recent coverage: What consumers should, and shouldn’t, do; and why chip-enabled credit cards aren’t really the answer to this problem.

Meanwhile, Brian and I were both in this NBC Nightly News clip, below:

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BOB SULLIVAN is a veteran journalist and the author of four books, including the 2008 New York Times Best-Seller, Gotcha Capitalism, and the 2010 New York Times Best Seller, Stop Getting Ripped Off! His latest, The Plateau Effect, was published in 2013, and as a paperback, called Getting Unstuck in 2014. He has won the Society of Professional Journalists prestigious Public Service award, a Peabody award, and The Consumer Federation of America Betty Furness award, and been given Consumer Action’s Consumer Excellence Award.

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